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Louisville murder, robbery suspect arrested after fleeing Kentucky

A stolen vehicle used by Kevin L. Thompson Jr., wanted for murder and robbery in Louisville,...
A stolen vehicle used by Kevin L. Thompson Jr., wanted for murder and robbery in Louisville, Kentucky, has been found in central Alabama.(Source: Louisville (KY) Metro Police Department)
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:33 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 7:06 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A suspect is now in custody just over a month after being accused of killing a man in Louisville.

30-year-old Kevin Thompson is accused of shooting and killing a person at a car wash on La Grange Road on Aug. 14, according to LMPD Officer Beth Ruoff.

After the crime, police found Thompson’s vehicle abandoned in Central Alabama. At the time, investigators said it wasn’t clear if he had ties to the area or if he was even around where the vehicle was found.

According to a document released by the Louisville Metro Police Department, Thompson was in Autauga on Sept. 3 but left the place he was staying after learning that a co-defendant in the murder and robbery case was being arrested in Louisville.

Kentucky investigators said Thompson’s mother believed his father may have been helping him hide and that he may have cut his hair and shaved off his beard.

Thompson turned himself in to police in Louisville, Ruoff said.

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